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Nashville makes changes after controversial inspection at restaurant

Jamie Rubin Jamie Rubin
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

Metro officials are making some big changes to the city's Environment Task Force in response to a controversial inspection at an East Nashville restaurant.

Jamie Rubin, the owner of Family Wash restaurant, said June 14 that 12 members of the task force showed up for a routine inspection during peak business hours.

Rubin claims this scared off a number of customers, which the officers dispute.

In light of the incident, Metro police said Monday they'll exercise more control over the ETF.

In the future, the ETF will only focus on businesses that have had several complaints or problems instead of involving all those people with routine inspections.

Police said the ETF was formed in 1994 to focus on primarily after-hours businesses in violation of public safety codes and ordinances.

On Monday, the city said in a news release that, "On the night of June 14, the ETF visited Family Wash in East Nashville at the behest of a Health Department task force member who needed to perform a routine bi-annual food inspection. Family Wash was not the subject of any complaints that had come to the attention of the ETF."

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